April Writing Challenges #sol17

Last year at the end of March slicing, I was so in the zone with daily writing, and I wanted to keep going. I needed a new challenge. For those who find themselves in the same good predicament of wanting to keep writing and needing a new challenge, here are some ideas. Another popular daily…

What’s In My Notebook: Slice of Life 1/31 #sol17

My son. Page after page trying to capture this personality, this conversation, this moment. Being a mom, parenting. Trauma. Learning and understanding. Researching. Healing. PTSD, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue. Myself. All the ways I get stuck in my own mind, fretting. Anxieties and angst. The gerbil on its wheel, going round and round. Coffee shops.…

What’s In My Gratitude Journal: NaPoWriMo

I’m participating in National Poetry Writing Month, NaPoWriMo, in celebration of National Poetry Month. Today’s poem was inspired by a prompt at Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s blog, The Poem Farm (plus a little help from William Stafford’s “What’s In My Journal“): I know many people who keep thankful journals.  Some call them gratitude journals.  These are books for…

A New Writing Challenge: A Daily Poem

I’ve decided to tackle a new writing challenge in April: NaPoWriMo. April is National Poetry Month, which means it’s also National Poetry Writing Month. I don’t write poems. Ever. Except I wrote several for the March Slice Challenge. I couldn’t quite bring myself to call them poems. They were “kind of sort of poems.” They…